15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles — 7 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to Rodeo Drive and Edelweiss Chocolate Factoryfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Annenberg Community Beach House. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and U.S. Navy Seabee Museum (in Port Hueneme). The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder website.

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Tule Elk Preserve (in Point Reyes National Seashore), Napa (O'Brien Estate Winery & Hess Persson Estates) and Hamel Family Wines (in Sonoma). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and take an exotic tour of Point Reyes Safaris.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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